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GEOSCt SlIADSpui, Editor;
Djnita James, Matuiginx Editor
Brad Kutko'A', Associate Editor
Thomas Jlssiman, Associate Editor
Karen Rowley, News Editor
Pam KELLEY, University Editor
Martha Wagconer, City Editor
Jim Hummel, Suite and Natioml Editor
Bill Fields, Sports Editor
Mask Murxell, Features Editor
Laura Elliott, Arts Editor
Scott Sharpe, Photography Editor
Melanie Sill, IVederJer Editor
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Whenever a society experiences a national emergency, millions of
people make sacrifices. A soldier may give his life. A mother may buy
only the essentials. Society may demand that individuals suffer some
inconveniences, such as conserving food and resources and sharing
excess with those less fortunate.
19S0 also is a year of sacrifice. The United States is not involved in a
war with another country, and it does not wallow in the depths of a
deep depression. But another kind of war rages on the highways each
day. This particular war is unique because each of us is our own
enemy. When we get into an automobile, we literally risk our lives.
This somber realization weighs heavy this week. Two Carolina
students lost their lives recently in auto accidents. We cannot express
the pain friends and family felt; we can only implore students heading
to beaches, homes or mountains this Labor Day weekend to exercise
caution on the highway.
The North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center reported
recently that the fatality rate in the state has dropped substantially
since 1965. Had the death rate stayed trie same during this period
10,000 more lives would have been lost in automobile accidents.
Highway Patrol officials predict 19 people will be killed on North
Carolina highways this weekend.
This is where the sacrifice comes in. Given the potential gain a
human life we don't consider a few minor inconveniences out of
order. The 55 mph speed limit, if obeyed, might allow a driver the split
second of reaction time he needs to avoid another car. Drinking may
be fun, but driving afterwards endangers yourself and many others.
The 15 minutes you might save by passing a car on a hill or curve
becomes incredibly irrelevant if you never get home.
Forgive us for being morbid, but the deaths occurring every day on'
the roads of this country are a useless, senseless waste of human life
unparalleled by even this country's most tragic wars.
Life, with all its hassles, is worth experiencing. Don't risk it
. By LYNN CASEY
. The Campus Governing Council's tur
of war with student activities fees durir.3
the budget hearings last spring proved
First, a student fee increase is needed
if the CGC is to continue funding
organizations at their present levels.
Second, the current budgeting
procedures need to be revamped or the
council will continue to appropriate
students' money in an inefficient
manner. - "
Cynthia Currin, speaker of the CGC,
has said she will recommend that the
council offer a referendum to increase
student activities fees. .
In the past 25 years, the student body
has voted to increase these fees only
once. The increase in 1977 was $2.50 per
semester. Undergraduates now. . pay
$15.25 per semester and graduate
students pay $13.50. .
This spring, student organizations
requested funds totaling twice ' the
amount the CGC could appropriate.
Not every new program cr service a
student group creates can be funded, nor
should it be. But with inflation and
rising costs, organizations are finding it
hard to maintain their current services.
Cathy Robinson, editor of the
Yackety Yack, said the yearbook could
expect a 20 percent cost increase across
the board.' The CGC, however, could
not increase its appropriations to the
Robinson now says that if the Yack
cannot make up the cost difference in
sales, grants and gifts, the book will
decrease in size.
The Student Consumer Action Union
has already made decisions not to
publish some of their handbooks this
year, SCAU Chairperson Sharon Parker
said. . .
But inflation was not the only culprit
during those exhausting budget
hearings. The process itself encouraged
hasty, poor decisions. Currin has
proposed that a committee review the
whole budget hearings.
To begin with, the CGC had been in
office only three weeks before
beginning its voyage into a financial
The first two weeks of the process
went very well. The CGC Student
Affairs Committee met with each of
more than 30 organizations applying for
funding. The committee carefully
evaluated each of the organization's,
services and programs.
The next week the CGC Finance
Committee met. Supposedly working
from the Student Affairs evaluation
report, it proposed appropriations to the
A major breakdown began at this
point. Finance Committee members
frequently ignored the Student Affairs
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report and at other times misinterpreted
By the time the Finance Committee
"had finished with the Budget Bill, most
organizations were disappointed with
'their proposed allocations because they
did not understand the Finance
Committee's faulty rationale or lack
Lobbying CGC members occupied the
organizations during the two days
preceding the full CGC's vote on the
budget bill. The full session lasted all
night. It was full of amendments,
arguments and, finally by 7 a.m.,
By the end of the three-week process,
the three University foreign student
exchange programs and the Carolina -Quarterly
were among the organizations
that received no funding. The vote on
the Gottin?en Exchanges funding was 9
to 4 against with six abstentions.
"Having been through-the budgetary
process, I would agree fees need to be
increased," SCAU Chairperson Parker
said, "but not if the budget process did
"Saying a referendum is going to
solve our problems is terribly naive, and
1 would fight against it as hard as I could
if that was the only reason," she said.
Undoubtedly, a student fee increase is
needed. But until the entire budgeting
process is improved, the CGC will
continue to appropriate funds
haphazardly and those all-night sessions
will drat on for years.
Lynn Casey, a senior journalism major
from Kinston, is editorial assistant for
The Dally Tar Heel. She covered the
CGC during the budget hearings.
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There's something about going to movies. The lights go down, the
music .starts, up and the popcorn always gets saltier as you get to the
bottom of the box. The previews begin and you know that trie whole
movie is still to come, like that long summer vacation that is not
supposed to end. Then a lion roars or a mountain with a cloud nearby
flashes onto the screen and the movie starts a sports car speeding
along the cliffs near Malibu or a teach party on theunes-ofMarthas
Vineyard. The Latin jazz in the background picks up.
It's all supposed to work, but for some reason just about every
movie this summer has not quite clicked. The Empire Strikes Back was
a success, but even so, it was the second part in a series and lacked the
complete surprise and originality of Star Wars. John Travolta did
some more dancing in Urban Cowboy but without the drama and fun
of Saturday Night Fever. And then they brought back Close
Encounters of the Third Kind and told us that it had been fixed.
The people in Hollywood are trying to sell movies that just do not
ring trueOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather and even
The Sting seem like pictures from an ancient photo album. And
although the relationship of actors and actresses with their producers
has completely changed in the past 30 years, the Travoltas and Fondas
cannot hold their own with the Bogarts and Bergmans. Deciding to go
to the movies used to be a good idea but more and more these days a
search for something worth seeing winds up a failure.
Movies can pick you up out of your seat and take you into another
world. They can make you want to walk back to your room afterwards
and just think the whole thing through one more time. They can make
you want to stand up at the end and shout out how insulting and
irritating they are. And most of all, if they are really good, they can
.make a person question and reconsider his experiences something
that the recent vapid pieces never even attempt.
In the '303 people went to the movies to get away from it all, in the
'COs the movies espoused social causes, but now in the 0s there is
only a vacuum. The movies this summer never quite became serious
enough; they brushed at a truth but none achieved it. They say that
movies arc only a reflection of the times. If that is so, then what does
this past summer reveal about our time.
The classics, those movies that brought everything together, are
scarcer these days. Instead of Bogie walking into the mist, we're
bombarded by John Beiushi spitting food and Bill Murray burping
beer. This past summer perhaps gave us the movie industry at its
worst. With any luck, this retreat into mediocrity will cease in the near
future; otherwise the shrunken lines in front of the movie theaters will
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By DA VID POOLE
When I was a freshman, I hated the seniors
who swaggered around telling me things I had no
desire whatsoever to know. Who cares if Tappa
Kegga Brew has the best gator mixers?
I wanted some practical advice that I could use
to make my four year reprieve from the real
world as unchallenging and restful as possible. I
didn't need a guy who'd been here for two
termsNixon's and Ford's to tell me to avoid 8
o'clock classes. I've hated them since third grade.
Now, since I am a senior and therefore much
older and wiser, I feel I have an obligation to this
year's freshman class to warn them of something
for which I was totally unprepared back in
Monday is Labor Day and almost every
freshman who lives within driving distance will
return home for the long weekend. Be ready, for
this weekend might just make. or break your
The class of 1934 has endured the toughest two
weeks of college. First, there was Orientation, a
five-day funfest of placement tests, registration,
shag lessons and exhaustion. If you can honestly
say you made it through that week without
forgetting something major or losing something
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critical, you have UNC licked.
Those who survive Orientation then have to
deal with the first week of classes. 1 blanched
when I got my first syllabus and saw the reading
assignment for the first week. I hadn't read that
many pages in my entire senior year of high
school. Visions of working in a textile mill and
playing slow-pitch softball for the company team
for the next 40 years flashed before me, I wished I
had gone to Western Carolina.
Add to all of that the culture shock that
accompanies the first prolonged visit to Chapel
Hill. Freshmen are in the middle of a pretty
rough time right now. So the University, in all of
its cruel genius, decided to put those two weeks
right before Labor Day and then give the
freshmen a holiday.
It will begin as soon as you walk in the door,
folks, and there is no escape. From every nook
and cranny of the planet, they will come and the
pressure will be unbearable. They all will want to
hear an answer to that most searing of all
"How do you like Carolina?"
Trust me, your first reaction will be an almost
irresistible urge to cringe. Maybe not the first
time you're asked, but soon. You see, everybody
will want to know. It came to me when I was in
the situation that I should have sent out press
releases. It would have saved a whole lot of time.
Before you answer, think about who is asking
and why they want to know. If ycur dad asks, and
you say that you hate school, he's likely to ask
you why the hell he's paying through the nose to
send you to some place you hate. A grandmother
will be concerned and wonder if you're eating
enough. Your high school chums will be sure to
point out all the fun stuff you're missing back
Take heart. In three months, maybe less, those
same high school buddies will be begging you to
get them into a Carolina basketball game. Your
father will want to know if you're majoring in
Troll's. Your grandmother will ask you how you
managed to gain 15 pounds on PTA pizza.
So, while you're riding to Fayettcville or
Charlotte or Greensboro cr Danville, think up
something nice to say to your relatives. "I'm
seeing a whole different world," or "I'm meeting
a lot of new people" will do nicely.
And, while I'm corning off sage and adviserly
(if that's a word), let me offer you one other bit
of advice from a senior who, as they say, has
Never take advice from a senior.
David Poole, a condescending senior journalism
major from Gastonia, is assistant sports editor
for The Daily Tcr I led.
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By WILLIAM DURHAM
John B. Andersen's campaign for
president has at no point been easy. Ills
popularity, at 23 percent in June, hzs
slowly eroded to around 12 percent. He
desperately needs to pick up
When he chore Patrick J. Lueey to be
his vice preslientiil running rr-.i'z hit
Monday, Anderson wis rr.:l:.2 a lost
dltch attempt to salve;; him;df ts a
However, the che'ee cf the fcrrr.er
Democratic governor cf WUccaiia is
but a minor plus for Anderson. Ideally,
he would have attracted a powerful,
well-known candidate Lke Sen. Edward
Kennedy, with whom he farted briefly.
But a lack cf political punch has hurt
Anderson's ability to lure such
prospective running mates to him.
Lucey, however, as a life'ons liberal
Democrat, - will change Anderson's
status for the crucial months ahead. For
the upcoming event upon which
Anderson's future drpendi is the
ccntroveniil debate, to he sponsored by
the Le::ue cf Vc-:rn Vc:::$.
labeled too minor a candidate for media
On the ether hand, if he is invited to
take part in the debate, it wiil be proof
that someone, somewhere, considers
him to be cf some importance. To be cn
national television face-to-face with
Carter end Ronald Reean will rahe hi
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